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The Forest Hill community held a Crime Awareness Day at Forest View Primary School on Sunday, 3 June. The aim of the event was to bring the community and various industry stakeholders together as a show of united force in the fight against crime whilst raising funds for the Forest Hill Neighbourhood Watch (FHNW).
Several role players attended the day to show their support, including the SAPS, Fidelity ADT, Metro Fire, Queensburgh Metro and members from the FHNW. A local radio station also supported the event and conducted a live broadcast from the school.
Mr Fidelity ADT kept the children entertained with magic tricks and shared important safety messages. Fidelity ADT sponsored thirty reflective vests and two sets of vehicle decals towards the FHNW and also sold slush puppy’s during the day. All profits from the various food stalls were donated to the FHNW.
ADT’s District Manager for KwaZulu-Natal, Ivan Govender, said they are happy to have been a part of this initiative. “We were delighted to be able to contribute towards the success of the Crime Awareness Day and raise funds for the FHNW. The reflective vests will increase the patrollers visibility during patrols, ensuring they stand out and are safe. And the vehicle decals will assist in creating awareness and visibility.
The Crime Awareness Day was a huge success with a wonderful turnout, demonstrating that the Upper Highway community take crime prevention seriously. “Fidelity ADT is committed to forming partnerships with local crime fighting organisations to proactively reduce criminal activity. Having and maintaining good working relationships between various community safety organisations, like neighbourhood watches is very important as they can yield positive results in the fight against crime,” concludes Govender.
If you would like to join a neighbourhood watch or CPF or are interested in starting one in your area, please contact your local Fidelity ADT office for assistance.